I enjoyed the previous versions of this game but it seams as though they simply repackaged the 2k3 game. The graphics were horrible compaired to other currently released games. The gameplay was very sluggish, it felt like all of the players I controled weighed a ton. The controls were unresponsive and confusing. The comentary was very repeditive and uninspiring. Alot of the time I felt like I had a no-clipping cheat on with all of the sticks and people passing through what is suppose to be solid objects. All in all this is a poor representation of the game that I play and love. I had more fun playing NHL '94. Please look to NHL 2007 for a more comprehensive and enjoyable game.
posted by nathan6878 (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Jan 10, 2007
Member since Aug 2006
For the NHL games, the graphics and the game play just was not what I thought it would be like. Unlike EA games they just didn't seem as realistic. I did like all the choices of coaching you had, but the gameplay just didn't thrill me. After two days I had to return the game because I just got bored with it, and I went back playing NHL 2006 for EA Sports. And then went on to look for the EA version of 2007!!
I have always loved hockey games, so I may be a biased. For this reason I have lowered my rating from what i feel it should be (a 9 or 10) down to a conservative 8. Simply put, this is the best hockey game on the market for ps2 right now. If you are choosing between this and NHL07, you gotta go with this. They stuck with the normal recipe of controls instead of trying to complicate things like its counterpart. Good graphics, good soundtrack, I like the international play options, good controls. An overall great game. After playing it for only a night I new I wanted it and chose to keep it.